Friday, July 30, 2010

NRO features review of Jon Lauck's "Prairie Republic"

Out There - Denis Boyles - The Corner on National Review Online

Favorite quote:

The ignorant, gun-slinging, oligarch-controlled West is not what Dakota looked like. The settlers named their towns after Virgil and Seneca. They read Tennyson, Pope, Byron. Such classical education did not, as today, destine young Dakotans for a life in academia. No, this was preparation for a life that took seriously the hard toil of the farm and the grave work of self-government.

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